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May 2nd, 2018

Another Fine Mess

Another Fine Mess In the crown court, while a fine is not the most common punishment meted out, when they are imposed they tend to be very large.   Do I have to pay the fine all at once? Sometimes a court will order full payment (and may give a period of time for this […]

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April 30th, 2018

Will My Name Appear in…

  If you are over 17 years of age, the easiest answer is that it could. These days, press reporting via social media can happen very quickly and it is often one of the things not thought about by those facing criminal proceedings.   Youth Court Anyone aged 17 or under will generally first appear […]

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April 23rd, 2018

Burglary and Self-Defence

Burglary and Self-Defence The law of self-defence is again in the spotlight following the case of 78-year-old Richard Osborn-Brooks who was briefly investigated after the fatal stabbing of a burglar who entered his property. Mr Osborn-Brooks woke in the early hours to find two men in his house and stabbed one of the intruders in […]

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April 19th, 2018

The ‘Right to Be Forgotten’

_ The ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ – An Unsatisfactory Score Draw The High Court has given judgment in the first of what are referred to as ‘right to be forgotten’ cases. Two applicants referred to in the judgment as NT1 and NT2 had been convicted in the past of a criminal offence. In both cases, […]

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April 1st, 2018

Barrister Industrial Action

. Barrister Action Will Affect Criminal Cases You may have read in the press that barristers are on strike, it is inevitable therefore that you may be concerned as to how this will affect your case. Why are barristers on strike? It is more or less agreed across the board now that the criminal justice […]

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March 2nd, 2018

Knife Crime – Sentencing Changes

. Knife Crime – Sentencing Changes Knife crime is very much on the political agenda, with a number of stabbings having taken place over the last few weeks, resulting in deaths and injury, and no doubt the loss of liberty in due course for those responsible. Attention is now focussed on using deterrent sentences to […]

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